Thursday, April 18, 2013
The farmers market takes place in the Courthouse area.
The Arlington Farmers Market is kicking into its prime season starting Saturday. The market, which sets up at 1400 N. Courthouse Road, sells everything from fresh produce, to bison, pasta and flowers. The prime season hours are from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday. The market, one of seven in Arlington County, cuts back on hours during the winter months. "The people who have been going there have been going there forever," said Arlington Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Susan Kalish. "It’s a cool community to get involved in. It's not just a place to buy food." The market is welcoming a few new vendors this year, selling pickles, bakery items and shellfish. Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will also be on hand to answer …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Two of the building's seven floors will be used for a comprehensive year-round homeless shelter.
Arlington County now owns the Thomas Building, the seven-story office building on the corner of Courthouse Road and 14th Street North. The Arlington County Board approved buying the property, at 2020 14th St. N. in the Courthouse community, for about $27 million on Saturday. The county closed on the deal today, according to a news release. County leaders want to renovate the building and use two floors for a year-round homeless service center, plus county office space and storage. In all, acquisition and renovation is projected to cost $46.2 million over the next five years. The homeless shelter, in particular, has drawn the ire of neighboring residential property owners who have expressed concerns about their safety and, in some cases, …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Open houses the weekend of Nov. 16 in the Clarendon, Courthouse, Rosslyn areas.
Friday, November 2, 2012
New homes on the market for the Clarendon area the week of Nov. 1.
Address Price Stats 900 Taylor St. #1125 $175,000 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 900 Taylor St. #717 $279,900 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 1301 Arlington Ridge Road #808 $335,000 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom 1020 Highland St. N. #517 $414,500 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 2400 Clarendon Blvd. #415 $415,000 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom 1600 Oak St. #1105 $544,000 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 851 Glebe Road N. $545,000 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 820 Pollard St. N. #401 $555,000 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 1700 Clarendon Blvd. #224 $699,900 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms 2310 14th St. N. #406 $724,900 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 1530 Key Blvd. #1319 $775,000 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms 1700 Clarendon Blvd. #145 $799,900 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms 1511 Rolfe St. N. #A103 $849,000 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The police report indicates she does not want to press charges at this time.
A woman woke up Sunday morning naked in bed, lying next to a man who admitted he had sex with her, Arlington County Police report. The incident occurred on the 1400 block of North Scott Street, about .3 miles from the Courthouse metro station. The assailant was known to the victim. According to police, "The victim had gone to bed alone intoxicated the night before. The victim does not wish to press charges at this time."
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Residents outside of the Rosslyn end of the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor finally see some new Capital Bikeshare stations.
Capital Bikeshare’s long-anticipated expansion down the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor finally got moving last week, with a new station near the intersection of Wilson Boulevard and Uhle Street in Courthouse. This marked the start of a small short-term expansion, which will be followed by a much bigger one in the spring and summer. Some Arlington Capital Bikeshare members have expressed frustration with the slow pace of the rollout in the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor. The originally anticipated expansion schedule has been slowed by procurement processing delays, some site challenges, and Capital Bikeshare’s expanded public outreach regarding station placement. Arlington hasn’t yet been able to benefit from the dense network that Washington enjoys…
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The new truck on the block is serving up traditional Colombian empanadas, coming to a neighborhood near you.
Some come with a mission. Some are just drawn to the bright yellow truck. Some have come from the office, some from shopping. Some have never heard of empanadas. Some are empanada aficionados who have been waiting for a bit of traditional South American food in their lives. But they're all here for empanadas, warm pockets of fried corn dough about the size of your palm, filled with meat, chicken, cheese or vegetables with rice and potatoes. One for $3 is a snack, two plus a bag of plantain chips and a drink is a meal for $8. Capital Empanadas and its owner, Richard Villegas, are happy to provide, so long as you get there early in the lunch hour. On Tuesday in Courthouse, the truck ran out around 12:45 p.m. Villegas opened the truck, the …
Monday, April 11, 2011
North Arlington finally joins the nation's biggest bike sharing network. Rosslyn and Courthouse will have Capital Bikeshare stations by Wednesday.
Arlington’s Rosslyn and Courthouse neighborhoods will finally get to join the region’s Captial Bikeshare network this week. Rosslyn will be home to three new stations, and Courthouse will get one. The stations will be at: This will bring Arlington’s total to more than 125 CaBi bikes at 18 stations spread between Arlington’s Courthouse, Rosslyn, Crystal City and Pentagon City neighborhoods. In addition to being a quick and easy way between Arlington neighborhoods, the location of the Rosslyn stations will make bike sharing one of the easiest and quickest ways for residents to get to and from Georgetown. Since the system operates around the clock, it also presents another solution for Arlingtonians that miss the last Metro train home …
Friday, January 28, 2011
The County Board met on Tuesday, Jan. 25 for board reports and consideration of one item removed from Saturday's agenda.
The county board meeting met for a recessed session on Tuesday afternoon. This session began with a report from Chairman Chris Zimmerman, who started with a brief discussion of the recent inventory of historic buildings in Arlington. There are approximately 400 identified buildings of historical interest in the county, of which 23 are deemed as being indispensable to the county. Zimmerman also spoke about how 2011 will be a critical year in the Columbia Pike planning group's effort to create a walkable, environmentally-friendly community that preserves the existing community and has affordable housing. He also touched on the county's efforts to support small businesses and the Community Energy and Sustainability Plan, as well as the …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Warm-hearted Arlingtonians helped motorists get home by pushing little engines that couldn't up the Wilson Blvd hill to Courthouse.
One of our readers graciously submitted this video of Arlingtonians helping motorists get home by pushing them up the hill on Wilson Boulevard. User 'Smilla' writes: "About a dozen Good Samaritans were helping to push cars up the hill on Wilson Blvd., between Rhodes and Courthouse Rd. this evening. They weren't other drivers and they didn't know each other. They were local residents -- strangers who saw what a mess that hill was and decided to help out. ...I felt guilty about standing there filming, so I shot only about 90 seconds. Then I helped push, too, for a couple of hours. I had to go home around 10:30 p.m. because my feet and hands were numb, but there were still several people out there helping. I love Arlington! ...Looking at the …